The ‘Silent Assassin’ Does The Job!
There is no player on the LPGA Tour who is as mysterious as the reigning world number two, Sung Hyun Park (pictured) of South Korea. The 25-year old maintains a very serious and stoic disposition from start to end of a tournament and there’s no way to read her.
However, she let her guard down when she got her hands around the challenging New Tanjong Course at the award-winning Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore and choked the testy course into submission. Only then, did she give a quick smirk to acknowledge that she had done what she came to do in Singapore.
Park nailed the 2019 LPGA Women’s World Championship with a convincing victory after she scooted away with a final score of 15-under par and a winner’s check for US$225,000 – at the start of the final round, Park was four strokes behind world number one, Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn.
Unfortunately for Jutanugarn, she got hit by the “Johnston Jitters” and went down a slippery slide in the final round to end tied joint 8th, a full 7 seven-strokes back from Park.
World ranked number three, Minjee Lee, who led for part of the front nine Sunday, was second after a 69. Lee also finished second last week at the LPGA’s Thailand tournament, one stroke behind winner Amy Yang.
It was yet another clean sweep for Asian golfers as the Asian Tsunami occupied five of the top spots on the top ten-leaderboard.